Seven Texas Health Dallas Nurses Honored with Excellence in Nursing Awards
03/07/2013
Thao Nguyen Julie Balluck
Thao Nguyen Julie Balluck
Lian Chow Shasion Carter
Lian Chow Shasion Carter
Irva Rubin Susan Cooper
Irva Rubin Susan Cooper
Barbara Baggett
Barbara Baggett

DALLAS — Seven nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas have been recognized with D Magazine’s Excellence in Nursing Awards. The awards recognize nurses for exceptional contributions to their patients, communities and profession.

The nurses were selected from 339 nominations and 81 finalists in 21 categories. Two nurses were winners in their fields of nursing, with five others named finalists.

The honorees are:

  • Thao Nguyen, R.N., B.S.N., R.N.C-NIC, CCR.N., neonatal intensive care direct care nurse, winner in Neonatal;
  • Julie Balluck, M.S.N., R.N., CPAN, NEA-BC, director of surgical services, winner in Surgery;
  • Lian Chow, B.S.N., R.N., CPAN, direct care nurse for post anesthesia care, finalist in Surgery;
  • Shasion Carter, B.S.N., R.N., direct care nurse for post anesthesia care, finalist in Surgery;
  • Irva Rubin, R.N., staff nurse for gynecology, finalist in Women’s Health;
  • Susan Cooper, B.S.N., R.N., CPAN, nurse manager for post anesthesia care, finalist in Surgery; and
  • Barbara Baggett, R.N., direct-care nurse for orthopedics, finalist in Orthopedics.

“It is an honor to practice with these excellent examples of professional nurses and to have them recognized for their compassionate patient care, their courageous spirits and expertise in their specialty. Congratulations to these exceptional professionals,” said Cole Edmonson, D.N..P, R.N., FACHE, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer at Texas Health Dallas.

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is an 898-bed acute care hospital and recognized clinical program leader, having provided compassionate care to the residents of Dallas and surrounding communities since 1966. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Texas Health Dallas among the nation’s best hospitals in digestive disorders, orthopedics, and neurology and neurosurgery.

An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Dallas has approximately 4,000 employees and an active medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Dallas.